Ken Watanabe gathers celebrities for Unite for Japan


While the events of the March 11 earthquake are a while behind us, Japan isn't out of the clear just yet. There's still a massive cleanup effort underway, and thousands upon thousands of people are still displaced from their homes. So, Ken Watanabe has gathered some of his friends in Hollywood and elsewhere in the world to send messages of hope, and remind people that there's still suffering going on.

The cause is Kizuna311, and it's working with UNICEF and the Unite for Japan campaign.

After the jump is just one of the 30-some-odd videos that Watanabe has collected and posted on YouTube. Some are written messages, others, like the video we have, show celebrities holding up signs wherever Watanabe was able to corner them.

It's quite touching.

As always, I encourage you to donate generously to the Red Cross. If you've already given to the Japan relief effort, and wish to donate elsewhere, I still encourage giving to the Red Cross for their "where the need is greatest" section. The recent rash of tornados and floods across the American South have left people devastated, and things are only going to get worse with the Mississippi continuing to flood places.

Thanks for your kindness.

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